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Target Harrisburg Reviews

Updated April 23, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1576 reviews)

  • "Not a great for more team members further along in their career" (in 1680 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Target Protection Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Target Protection Specialist in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Target Protection Specialist in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Low stress. Very flexible.

    Cons

    Hard to get full time as a team member.


  2. "Senior Team Leader Salesfloor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The team is fun and we have a good time

    Cons

    to much work not enough people or money to do the job

    Advice to Management

    need more hours to function properly

  3. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great pay
    - fun people to work with
    -great policies

    Cons

    - not enough hours
    - mean customers


  4. "Target - Good Company!"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, Flexible, Good pay, Organized

    Cons

    Tedious work, Clique-y, Difficult guests


  5. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Food Team Leader in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Food Team Leader in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance- have of every other weekend
    Great benefits
    Meet great people- the team members and leaders are really nice
    Relatively set schedule

    Cons

    Career advancement for Team Leaders nonexistent
    Requires a Bachelors Degree to reach ETL level
    Very Stressful environment
    Constantly changing expectations
    Food Team Leaders are responsible for entire food areas and aren't in the food areas as much as needed

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Team Leader Development
    Pay Food Team Leaders more especially for the the amount of area you have


  6. "Decent job with abysmal hours"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I worked at Target part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, above minimum wage pay, relatively easy

    Cons

    Very few hours, foolish customers


  7. "Sales Floor Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Pay for part time work was good
    - Very individual and team based work
    - Hours of operations aren't bad and leave time for other stuff in your life
    - Great first job for somebody

    Cons

    - Inconsistent supervising
    - Promotions are more of a popularity contest instead of based on merit

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you're promoting and hiring the right people not just because you like them.

  8. "Boring but easy"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    10% discount, easy work, flexible with scheduling

    Cons

    extremely boring, obsessed with getting people to sign up with the red card, not much room to advance, not many hours

    Advice to Management

    instead of constantly hiring new people give your current employees hours. Stop being so obsessed with red card goals


  9. "Certified pharmacy tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shippensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shippensburg, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The front store team doesn't turn their nose to you, like other retailers. There is decent communication between managers and employees.

    Cons

    The pay is not the greatest and most days I do not feel valued, and do not feel like any managers have my back when their is an issue.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No opportunities for advancement."

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positives:
    -met a ton of awesome people that I still keep in touch with
    -good benefits
    -flexible with time off

    Cons

    Negatives:
    -long and irregular hours
    -impossibly high expectations
    -no room for advancement (you're basically stuck in whatever level you were hired as)
    -poor executive management
    -very high turnover at every level
    -change roles/departments on a yearly basis

    Advice to Management

    Advice:
    -genuine employee recognition
    -talent development
    -better training for team leads


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